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    Rag Rug Making

    This course is run by Jenni Stuart-Anderson

    Learn the traditional techniques of progging and hooking, and start a project to finish at home.

    Progging requires a simple tool and can be done on knee or table, giving a shaggy cut pile effect. Hooking is best done with the backing stretched on a frame and is suitable for pictorial detail.

    Jenni has been recycling rags into rugs and hangings since 1987, and in 2003 her book Rag Rug Making was published by Traplet Publications and in 2011 More Rag Rugs & Recycled Textile Projects Publications. She works to commission, has exhibited widely and enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for making things and for treading lightly on the planet.

    Rugs can be made from cottons (dresses, curtains), woollens (coats, blankets, skirts) or synthetics like fleece. Wall hangings can be mixed fabrics as they don’t usually get washed.

    Please bring some of the above materials (a carrier bag full, at least), plus sharp scissors.

    There will be hessian, books, DVDs and cards for sale, plus tools to try/buy.

    Further reading: RAG RUG MAKING (2003, 2007, 2010) and MORE RAG RUGS & Recycled Textile Projects (2011) by Jenni Stuart-Anderson, both published by Traplet Publications Ltd

    Read more here Rag rug workshop.cwk (WP)

    how to book:



    for a 10am prompt start


    after the course finishes at 4pm


    click here for directions to Hackney City Farm

    what to bring:

    an apron; pen and notebook; packed lunch (if you’re not using the cafe)

    let us know:

    if you have any special needs


    Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee)
    No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course


    bring a packed lunch or you can get lunch at the cafe